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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Storage Buenos Aires And So Much More

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Wherever you are from the chances are it's a long way away from Buenos Aires. So whether you arrive by plane or by cruise ship there is a good chance you may need storage at some point.
Many people come in on cruise ships and want to fly to the waterfalls for a couple of days but can not possibly take all there luggage on an internal flight. And that's where we come in. With Storageba.com you can combine the pick up of your luggage with all your transfers. We can collect you from the port or hotel or airport drop you to the place of your choice  and collect you up on your return.
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    Airport transfers with all English speaking drivers.
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We also have a very popular airport transfer service with all English speaking drivers.
There is no better way to get to know the must sees of Buenos Aires than to have an English speaking driver give you all the info so that you will feel almost like a local.
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Enjoy our 5 star rated city tours of Buenos Aires with your own private driver.
To take you to each of the major sights of the city and walk you through them while telling you the history.
Also checkout our Tigre Delta Tours and Estancia Trips.
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We also manage more than 200 Furnished apartments in Buenos Aires we we are literally equipped to manage all your needs.

Here at  Storageba   http://www.storageba.com/ we aim to be problem solvers and with these four services we believe we can make Buenos Aires happen for you.
Thanks for reading this article
John Boyle

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Is an Airline Price War about to put Argentina on the Tourist Map

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     Argentina is often seen as a fascinating country but it's just too far away or too expensive to get to.
Even the locals  call it El Culo Del Mundo (The arse end of the World). Well it's not going to get any closer but it is about to become a dam sight cheaper to get too.
    Two  low cost carriers (LCC) have broken into the market and slashed the prices to the bone with a pay by service  system . They are Www.Norwegianair.com and www.flylevel.com . You pay for your flight then add the extras i.e. Per suitcase or meals or to choose your seat. So depending on what kind of traveler you are real bargains are obtainable and the gauntlet has been thrown down to big international carriers. Expect all fares to come down shortly. Norwegian airlines will be operating from Buenos Aires to London Gatwick also to Miami and Flylevel from Buenos Aires to Barcelona.
    But the potential game changer to tourism in Argentina is that Norwegian air has applied to fly upto 80 different routes within Argentina and South America. Argentina has mainly been controlled by Aerolineas Argentina and Lan Chile now Latam. Both companys are very unionised and operate out of heavily unionised airports that will not take kindly to low cost airlines and the work ethic that comes with them.
    At present internal flights in Argentina cost about triple the European equivalent and double those in neighbouring Brasil. But trying to explain to the unions that a mass tourism will actually create many more jobs and create real long term security is not as easy as it should be. To most people it would be a no brainer but to the dinosaurs of the Peronist union movements they will fight it tooth and nail.
    Argentina's hotels are crying out for it. At the moment they are cutting each other's throats in a battle for the few tourists that make it this far. The plight of the hotels has not been helped by the number of people using Airbnb.
   My name is John Boyle
I run www.bataxis.com
We do airport transfers and city tours in Buenos Aires with all English speaking drivers .
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I hope you have enjoyed my article.







Monday, August 14, 2017

Elections 2017 The battle for the soul of Argentina

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Two years ago Argentina elected Mauricio Marci as President of Argentina and Maria Vidal as the governor of the province of Buenos Aires . The two most powerful jobs in the country were now in the hands of the Cambiemos (we can Change) party and a disolusioned  population had chosen a new direction. Had Peronism been consigned to history?. Argentina  had elected two people that stood on a platform of Zero tolerance of corruption and that is exactly what they did. The judiciary were no longer afraid and went after the corrupt political henchmen and women of the Peronist movement.
     Of course corruption in Argentina comes with a capital K for Kirchner and what followed the 2015 presidential election has been a tidal wave of corruption charges against most of the previous government. It has seen one former minister  Jose Lopez arrested while trying to hide 9 million dollars in cash and an assault rifle in the grounds of a monestry. And the former president being hauled before the courts and investigations against her  mounting daily. To fend off these multiple investigations she has returned to politics with a vengeance and is desperately trying to become a senator. Why? Because as a senator she would have immunity from prosecution for all the millions that she and government embezzled from Argentina.
    Her route back to power is via the Peronist movement the party of Jaun and Evita Peron.
They have a saying in Argentina that the Peronists love the poor so much they keep creating more of them. An ideology of hand outs that keeps the poor poor and utterly dependent on the next hand out.
Most of them don't know any different and can't imagine any other form of government.
And that's what Cambiemos is up against. Also the Peronists are terrified that they might succeed and people will see there is another way.
    Living in Argentina you feel the country is about 20 years behind the rest of Europe or North America. To get an iPad or IPhone you need to cross into Paraguay or Chile or fly to the USA or Europe. And Peronism cannot or will not see the absurdity in this. They want to return to a protectionist printing press economy where inflation runs riot. And everything is dealt with by printing more money.  In short we would be following down the same path as Venezuela.
A return to Peronism would cause investors to free and capital flight to once again go through the roof . It would condem Argentina to another lost decade.
   John Boyle

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Native English Speaking Tour Guide Buenos Aires

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Make Buenos Aires Come  alive for you. We offer a wide range of tours and transfers in South Americas most beautiful city.
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Check out our tours we are all native English speaking and can't wait to help you make the most of your visit.
City Tour Buenos Aires 5 hrs
The city tour would be a mixture of driving and walking and would take in all the major sights of Buenos Aires. From the Flor Generica And the Rose gardens we would make our way to the park of memory . This park is dedicated to the Argentines who disappeared during the dictatorship between the years 1976 to 1983.
We would then visit Recoleta and the final resting place of EVA (Evita) Peron.
This would be followed by the plaza San Martin and the Plaza de Mayo.
This plaza has a rich history and the mothers of the plaza de Mayo still march their every Thursday holding the pictures of their disappeared youngsters and wearing their iconic headscarves. This is also the sight of the Casa Rosada where Evita made her famous balcony speech.
From there we would move on to take in San Telmo and la Boca with the famous Caminito.
We would move on then to the Theatro Colon and the 9th of July Avenue which at 18lanes wide is the worlds largest and quite a sight to behold.
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John Boyle

Friday, August 4, 2017

MySpaceBA.com Blog: Www.bataxis.com tours and transfers: Argentina a wasted decade or a wasted century?.

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MySpaceBA.com Blog: Www.bataxis.com tours and transfers: Argentina a wasted decade or a wasted century?.: Its so hard to cram the history of the last century in Argentina into a short story so many things have happened and the country keeps repe...

Argentina a lost decade or a lost century?.

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Its so hard to cram the history of the last century in Argentina into a short story so many things have happened and the country keeps repeating the same mistakes and refusing to move on.
   To pick the moment of the steep decline would be 1929 and the great depression. But I will briefly go back further to 1868 and the president Domingo Sarmiento. When he took charge Argentina had 90% illiteracy but during his term 11,000 schools were built and a platform was put in place. From 1880 right through to 1929 Argentina would boom and have almost uniterupted growth. It would be second only to the united states in attracting immigration from Europe and elsewhere.
     So when 1929 came  it hit Argentina very hard as it did many other parts of the world. Within a few years fascism was on the rise in Germany but more importantly in Spain and Italy the two countries with the strongest European links to Argentina. And tragically this right wing populist path would be chosen by Argentina. The young Jaun Peron would become the military attache to Italy and would visit Muselini Hitler and Franco.
   Argentina's path to economic destruction was being paved with quicksand but still all was not lost. They managed to stay out of World War 11 until March of 1945 when they finally got off the fence and declared war on Germany. A decision that looked as false as it probably was.
   At this point as the world was rebuilding and pledging itself to do better for its people and if Argentina had followed the day was not lost.But Argentina was about to show just how disconnected it was from reality and the rest of the world.
   In 1946 as Europe cleansed itself of all it's right wing dictators (except for Franco) Argentina was about to elect a right wing populist military man named Jaun Domingo Peron.
    A new form of political party was born PERONISM.  It would bring about nepotism and corruption on a scale that would shame the devil and lead Argentina to hell.
    As Jaun Peron and his second Wife Evita wowed the working classes by throwing money and shoes at them (but never books)and giving the occasional cronies free houses capital flight began and Argentina began to hemorrhage it's wealth.
     In 1952 Evita would die of cancer and in1955 a military coup would oust Peron.
But the cancer of PERONISM refused to die with Evita and the party kept coming back and the result was always the same. Corruption nepotism and economic chaos.
  In 1973 like a bad Penny Peron returned again as president of Argentina his 3rd wife Isabel as his vice President. Peron passed away the following year and wife number 3 would become the president.
   As Peron and Isabel had lived many years in Spain they had seen and knew all to well Franco's methods. So the death squad the Triple As was formed The Argentine anti Communist Alliance.
This death squad Made up mainly of military members would go on to exterminate all of Isabels enemies and use the cover of the cold war to label them as Communists.
   But far worse was in store for Argentina as a military coup would unseat Isabel in 1976 leading to a bloodbath the like of which nobody could imagine and still struggle to grasp. Thousands would die as Argentina suffered a 7 year military dictatorship.
    In 83 Argentina returned to democracy and a rare prize a decent honest president Ricardo Alfonsin and he built a new platform that has maintained democracy ever since. He challenged the power of the military (they would never again appoint there own leaders) he challenged the Catholic church and the unions and both did all they could to undermine him.
    Then sadly the PERONISM returned and economic chaos and the largest bankruptcy in history followed 2001. Everyone who had savings in the bank lost 70% in a day as Argentina defaulted on more the 100 billion dollars of debt.
    You would think the country would learn it's lesson but no in 2003 they elected peronist Nestor Kirchner.
The corruption had reached the top levers of power and would go on to corrupt everything it touched. For 12 years Nestor then his wife Cristina would loot Argentina. In the spirit of Peron and Evita they would throw worthless pesos to the poor to buy their votes while stealing all the US Dollar's that entered the system. A Mafia was running and ruining the country.
    But in 2015 a candidate and the mayor of Buenos Aires ran against the peronist on a platform of Zero tolerance of corruption and the weary voter's heard the message and thankfully listened.
  Mauricio Macri was elected to expose and deal with corruption and has so far lived up to his word. The Argentine economy is showing strong signs of growth and foreign investors once more have Argentina on their radar. But what a journey Argentina has taken , it should be a Canada or Australia but for most of the last 100'years it's been a basket case country that keeps shooting itself in the foot.
My name is John Boyle I am a tour guide in Buenos Aires
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